Berber Proverbs


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One must not shoot a glass arrow into a painted deer.

The best fighting is against yourself.

The kite flies because of the tail.

To the dog that has money, men say: 'My Lord Dog.'

When you think there is good to be done, then you have evil.

Every man thinks of his own fleas as gazelles.

He is a good storyteller who can turn men's ears into eyes.

I only have my nails to scratch with and my feet to walk on.

If you want to get honey, you have to be patient when bees start biting you.

Life is like a perpetual drunkenness. The pleasure passes, but the headache remains.

One who knows not that the Prince of Darkness is but the other face of the King of Light knows not me.

The best passion is compassion.

The land where the stones know you is worth more than the land where the people know you.

To the donkey, one thistle is worth two assloads of jewels.

When you understand that there is no there to go to, then you will stay here.

Every path has a puddle.

He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on his tongue.

I won't tie up the mule in a horse's place, says the widow.

If your knees are knocking, kneel on them.

Life is short; we must move verrry slooowly.

Pleasant words will draw a snake from its hole.

The biggest nuts are those which are empty.

The man who carries a waterskin with holes in it, it leaks down his back.

Toss the lucky man into the Nile and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

When you're deep in water, the best thing to do is shut your mouth.

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